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Armando's Dakota Bar & Grill

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73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
760-346-0744
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
We're Glad They're Back

After a long absence do to a small fire, we are glad Armando's is back. The menu offers up delicious Mexican fare. Definitely get the chunky guacamole. The chile rojo had just the right amount of heat from the chiles and a thick rich sauce with ample portions of beef chunks. Try to get one of high... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Bruinjeepman
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After a long absence do to a small fire, we are glad Armando's is back. The menu offers up delicious Mexican fare. Definitely get the chunky guacamole. The chile rojo had just the right amount of heat from the chiles and a thick rich sauce with ample portions of beef chunks. Try to get one of high tops in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is our go to place every time we visited Indio & Palm Springs area. Good margaritas & plenty of good food. Love the way they do roasted jalapeño. Our friend can't say enough about her pork chili verde burrito. I love their chili rellenos, not greasy with just the right amount of cheese on the inside. Hubby loves his... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food and service here is kind of average. The one thing on the menu that is unusual is the potato taco. I had one and found it to be bland mashed potatoes on a tortilla. The inside seating is limited and not well laid out. We were in a heavy kitchen traffic area. The house margarita is not good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went here for a going away dinner for my sis....Margies are great...you just need one. Food was excellent, reservations were perfect. We made reservations a week prior and they gave us a very nice table. The flautas were good, and everything looked and smelled awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Home style cooking with generous portions. The Mole Chicken was excellent with lots of rich sauce, refried beans and rice as well as tortillas made this a real stomach filler. My sons burger was perfectly cooked and my youngest sons portion of chicken fajita was generous an well cooked. My wife's burrito was full of sauce but the refried. beans... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just had lunch at armandos...the bartender over charge my bill by 15 dollars...I pointed out the overcharge...they corrected or, but left no tip. Bartender follows me to my car...said I had the wrong credit card copy...just I did not...he said I did not leave a tip...which is correct because of the overcharge....been coming here for ten years...but since their fire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great little mexican joint in El Paseo center in Palm Desert. Need reservations to get in, but food was reasonably good and some creative dishes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for the best margarita ever when visiting the Palm Springs area you must go to this restaurant! Great service lilac clientele.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wait till you try this place, the outside patio is perfect with misters to take the edge off the warm desert nights, service is first class and the food... OMG the food is the BEST ever

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I like to stop in for a margarita whenever I am in Palm Desert. It is located on El Paseo drive [fashion street Rodeo drive style]...it has returned from a fire not long ago, and restored to original form. The bar is low ceiling and cozy and where I like to sit. The bar staff is friendly and they pour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73260 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4270
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-346-0744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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